International and regional human rights documents


P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen
Pages: pages
Shipping Weight: 2100 gram
Published: 09-2010
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058505620

Product Description

This extensive work contains no fewer than around one hundred and fifty instruments, either on human rights or relevant to human rights protection. The volume offers a practical and extensive compilation of important human rights documents, suitable for students, academics, legal practitioners, governmental and non-governmental organizations and anyone else interested in human rights.

The book contains a foreword by Egbert Myjer, judge of the European Court of Human Rights.  


•     International human rights instruments adopted by the United Nations (UN), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
•     Regional human rights instruments adopted by the Africa Union (AU), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Council of Europe (COE), the European Union (EU), the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (SIS), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), as well as some Asian documents.
•     International humanitarian law instruments; all of the Geneva Conventions and Protocols thereto.
•     Instruments on international criminal law obligations related to slavery, terrorism, trafficking, etcetera
•     Relevant parts of the charters under which the aforementioned organizations are founded.
•     Several important historical documents on human rights or offering important early ethical notions of human rights

Convenient to use

•     A large number of human rights instruments in a single volume.
•     Margin keyword headings: in order to facilitate the convenient use of this work, many instrument keyword headings have been added in the margin beside the articles, principles and paragraphs.
•     An elaborate key-word index is included.

Piet Hein van Kempen is Professor of Law and holds the Chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (Department of Criminal Law) as well as the Chair of Human Rights Law (Department of International and European Law), Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is also a part time Justice in the Court of Appeal, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Van Kempen is furthermore Secretary-General of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF). Apart from international and European human rights law he specializes in criminal law and criminal procedure law, and in criminal law developments in the European Union.